August 23, 2014

Anonymous said: Would you sit for a portrait?

unequivocal yes, but the portraitist has to be in it too

August 20, 2014

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August 19, 2014

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August 8, 2014

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August 4, 2014

Anonymous said: I hope you die soon

I think about that too.

July 30, 2014

Anonymous said: How do you break addictions?

recall the marina abramović bit where she locked lips with a partner and they breathed each other’s breaths until one of them passed out

now recall that we stand in precisely the same relationship to trees, speeding as we do, though a vacuum on our island lung

and, far from killing one another, our respective exhalations are just what the other needs to respire

or again, big jim hogg, the twentieth governor of texas, whose enormous body—as stipulated in his will—was buried beneath a pecan tree rather than a headstone

the pecans that fell from the tree were gathered and planted the length and breadth of the state

the body is after all only a skein of yarn, filamentary, and by its nature having a beginning and an end

but that slavery to a single dimension disappears once you’ve begun to knit and felt yourself join a general fabric

and fear of being becomes dissolved in the higher surfaces 

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July 27, 2014

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July 26, 2014

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July 24, 2014

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July 8, 2014

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July 7, 2014

July 6, 2014

An idea’s birth is legitimate only if one has the feeling that one is catching oneself plagiarizing oneself. —Karl Kraus

Thomas Hardy’s anecdote about looking up a word in the dictionary because he wasn’t certain it existed—and finding that he himself was the only authority cited for its usage. —David Markson, Vanishing Point

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June 29, 2014

June 22, 2014

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May 31, 2014